The IUA vice chancellor arrives Nairobi and holds important meeting with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The IUA vice chancellor arrives Nairobi the capital city of Kenya, along with the head of the IUA external relation department Mr. Tajuddin Bashir Nyam as well as the director of the VC`s Office Ahmad Muhammad Amin where the delegation was received by the United Nations Resident Representative in Kenya where a meeting was held between the vice chancellor with the delegation accompanying the United Nations Resident Representative at the meeting room in UNHCR headquarters.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Nairobi, Kenya, HE Ms. Fethia Abdullah, Resident Representative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Kenya, HE Mohamed Avi Afid, Commissioner for Refugees of the Horn of Africa, as well as some of their assistants from various countries, From Copenhagen through Video Conference.
The meeting discussed issues related to the implementation of the joint record signed between the university and the Commission in April 2019. The conference was presented by the International University Africa to the thousands grants for refugees in the Horn of Africa through the Commission. This was following the visit of the Commissioner, Ambassador Avi, who attended the meetings of the Board of Trustees of the University in January 2019, in response to the invitation of the President of the Board of Trustees of the University.
The meeting was concluded within the followings:
1 The Commission expressed its appreciation to the International University of Africa for these grants (1000), the highest opportunities received by the Commission throughout its life. They also expressed their gratitude for the presence of the university's vice chancellor in person of Professor Kamal Muhammed Obaid to the headquarters of the Commission, which reflects the desire and seriousness of the university to achieve and implement its commitments.
They assured that education is the only hope and way to change the lives of refugees and their families to be allowed to come back to their countries of origin after graduation and graduation. expressing the existence of (4) four million refugees in the Horn of Africa, 50% of them receive basic and secondary school education. Only 13% of them attend the higher education level.
2 For logistical reasons, UNHCR limits the admission of 200 students this year to Kenya and Sudan. The Commission should work to address the logistics and receive students in the next coming years from the rest of the Horn of Africa.
The International University of Africa provides information on the details and conditions of admission to the various faculties within 72 hours. The visit of the delegation of Department of admission from the university, which is supposed to start on the 29th of this month, is postponed to a short period.
4. The Parties (the University and the Commission) shall continue to develop the Memorandum of Understanding, taking into consideration the key points made at today's meeting and the observations that may be made by the two parties, especially after the delegation of the University returns to their destinations. The proposed MOU will be worldwide model and it will be signed either in Geneva, Switzerland or Africa, and in the presence of the head of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as soon as possible.
5 The vice chancellor assigned the Office of External Relations and Graduate Affairs to follow up on the file while the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees was assigned to the Office of the High Commissioner.
The UN Resident Representative for Kenya held a luncheon in honor of the delegation.